Gardeners can benefit from gadgets and tools as well! Your garden might be a quiet location, peaceful and serene. If you are like me, your garden is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy world, while connecting to the generations of the past. Feeding our family from our garden is for both sustenance and enjoyment. Luckily, we have gadgets in the 21st century that can help with maintenance.

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Top 10 High Tech Gadgets And Tools

Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller with 8 Zones and WiFi

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Do you struggle to remember to get out there and water your garden each day? Rachio allows you to control your sprinklers from anywhere so long as you have access to your smartphone or tablet. Gardeners love Rachio because it helps to simplify your life. Rachio uses real-time weather data and forecasts to make watering plans for your lawn and garden. Watering is also based on your specific ecosystem and vegetation. Best of all, the install takes less than 20 minutes, using your sprinklers and wires!

As soon as you have installed Rachio, you can start to control your sprinklers. An easy app on your smartphone, which is user-centric, allows you to track watering schedules. With the push of a button, you can turn on sprinklers, no matter how far away you are. Perhaps it rained earlier that day. You can adjust how long the sprinklers water your garden to ensure nothing is overwatered. Every gardener needs a Rachio, especially if you work outside of the home and are gone for long periods of time!

Xiaomi HHCC Plant Flower Smart Monitor

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Taking care of flowers requires more than just watering on a frequent basis. Plants and flowers require a balance of water, sunlight, nutrients and soil temperature to ensure optimal growth. Unless you are a plant whisperer, it can be hard to determine what your plant needs to make it thrive as you hoped. That’s where the Xiaomi HHCC steps in! It can track all of the four essential needs in real-time with accurate readings.

The Xiaomi is easy to use. All you need to do is plug it into your flower pot, but you can use it indoor and outdoor because it is waterproof. You connect the monitor with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Within minutes, you will have all of the information you need, displayed in colorful graphs. Best of all, you can track multiple plants, with over 5,000 in the database. Gardeners can just switch plants on the app to check on several ones each day.

Melnor Raincloud Internet Controlled Smart 4 Valve Garden Watering Irrigation Timer

Melnor Raincloud Internet Controlled Smart 4 Valve Garden Watering Irrigation Timer

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You want to make sure that you give your garden and lawn the right amount of water. Melnor’s Raincloud is one of the best-selling choices! It is a flexible solution that allows you to water up to four areas from one faucet. If your house only has one faucet outside, you need the Raincloud! Then, you can control the Raincloud from your mobile device; it doesn’t get much easier!

Gardeners love the simplicity of the Raincloud. You create an account for the app. Then, you connect the Raincloud unit to your faucet. This device allows you to control all four garden hoses. Each hose has its own zone and watering schedule. On the app, you can set up zones and plans. Your lettuce bed may need more watering than your row of pepper plants. It allows you to tailor your watering easily. On warmer days, you can add extra watering with a tap of a button!

4. NETATMO

Rain Gauge

Netatmo Rain Gauge

Netatmo Rain Gauge

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Determining how much water your plants need is a hard task, especially if it rains. Weather is crazy; you might leave for a few hours, and a sporadic rain shower drenches your garden beds. Does that mean you don’t have to water that day? The Netatmo measures rain precipitation!

The Netatmo is user-friendly. You just place one in your garden beds, and it communicates directly to the Weather Station. The gauge can show you how much rain fell at home, based in millimeters per hour. Access to the Weather Station also allows the gauge to predict precipitation over time and expected levels!

Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

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Gardeners often have to deal with pests. Currently, I am battling my neighbor’s numerous outside cats. You can face numerous intruders, and you need the intel to know what you are facing! The Nest Cam is waterproof, easy to install and allows you to see from your smartphone. You can watch your garden 24 hours a day. With the Nest Cam, you can easily determine what invader is damaging your garden, so you know how to face it.

Are you wondering how you would scan 24 hours of activity to know? Nest Cam also allows you to speed through the video in seconds, easily finding key mounts. On the app, you can review photos of activity for the last three hours. You will love all of the awesome features!

WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

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If you want your gardens to look nice, your lawn has to stay trimmed. Unfortunately, that requires you use a lawn mower and sweating in the beating summer sun. None of that is particularly appealing. The Landroid is a pre-programmable robotic mower, allowing you to create customized daily mowing schedules. You can also program the cutting height and your unique yard size, up to ¼ acre. Unfortunately, Landroid isn’t the best option if you have a huge yard unless you want to purchase more than one!

Healthy Wiser Soil pH Meter 3-in-1 Test Kit

Healthy Wiser Soil pH Meter 3-in-1 Test Kit

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Each plant requires a certain pH level to grow optimally. Using this easy to understand pH meter, you can know when your soil needs water, adjusted lighting or amended pH levels! Instead of purchasing multiple meters, this one performs three functions, saving your time and money. Also, by determining these three levels for you, it does all of the guesswork for you!

Many pH meters give inaccurate readings, which do nothing to help you! You need accurate readings, as well as a durable meter, to understand what your garden truly needs. This meter requires no batteries or preparation. All you need to do is turn it on and plug it into the soil to test the area.

8. PARROT

Flower Power

Parrot Flower Power

Parrot Flower Power

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Here is another high tech gadget for gardeners that allow parents to track the health and environment of their plants. Gardeners put it close to their indoor or outdoor plants, and the Parrot can measure, in real time, soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature, and light intensity. It is crucial that gardeners track the plant’s vital needs to ensure proper growth. Four sensors gather information every 15 minutes, so your data is always accurate! Later, you retrieve that data on your smartphone using Bluetooth.

9. DALEN GARDENEER

Natural Enemy Scarecrow

Gardeneer by Dalen Natural Enemy Scarecrow

Gardeneer by Dalen Natural Enemy Scarecrow

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As we mentioned before, gardeners often have to deal with pests. You can try a variety of methods, but the most reliable choice is using a scarecrow, just as gardeners have for generations. Gardeneer crafted their owl to stand 18 inches tall, perfect for lawns and gardens. You never have to worry about batteries or plugs because it is solar powered as well as wind-powered. While it doesn’t produce sounds, the owl’s head rotates, chasing away a majority of pests and animals.

Playbulb Garden Lights – 3 Pack

Playbulb Garden Lights – 3 Pack

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Is your garden right near your patio? Do you like to stroll through your garden in the evening, enjoying the moonlight and a glass of wine? If either scenario fits your life, Playbulb Garden Lights are perfect for you. You can use them to light up your walkways, garden, and patio, adding color and fun to the atmosphere. Everyone loves devices that connect to smartphones, and Playbulbs are easy to control from the customized app. The app allows you to create customized lighting. Best of all, these solar powered lights are lightweight and portable, so you can move them as needed. If you decide to clip some herbs late at night for mojitos, you can use a Playbulb, or you can put it near your tomato patch to keep an eye for pests!

Technology has extended into the world of gardening, and that is a great thing for gardeners. Instead of a lot of guesswork, technology, in the form of tools and gadgets, allows us to make educated decisions. With the help of a few of these tools, you will always know when your plants need to be fertilized. You can schedule watering -a schedule is important for life in general!

It is important not to take the fun out of gardening and lawn care as well. Playbulbs are a great way to create atmosphere and enjoy your garden space even more. If you can’t stand mowing the grass but need it ready for a party, Landroid will mow your grass every day, keeping it nice and maintained. There are so many cool high tech gadgets for gardeners. You will begin to wonder if gardening is hard work!

Top High Tech Gardening Gadgets For Gardeners 2017
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Tina Martino
 

My passion is gardening. Along with my husband and children, each year we grow a garden large enough to provide our family of five with over half of our needed produce. Besides vegetables and a small berry patch, I also focus my attention on beautifying our home with strategically placed flowers, herbs, and flowering plants. Gardening is more than just a hobby; it is a way of life.